Property finance

Helping you to support the UK's housing needs.

What we finance

We focus on making secured loans to property developers delivering residential-led schemes nationwide. We can also consider non-speculative commercial development, commercial bridging and specialist property sub-sectors such as student accommodation.

We lend between £1 million - £25 million to experienced developers with the ability to go higher by exception. 

We can lend up to 90% loan-to-cost / 70% loan-to-gross-development value. We would expect a meaningful equity contribution from management on every deal.

Our expertise

Downing has been investing in property development since we formed in 1986. We've worked across a range of sectors and have a wealth of experience. Our current property vehicle, Downing Development Finance, has committed loans of some £100 million. 

Our team has a wide-ranging background, supported by a number of technical specialists and consultants. 

Lending news and views

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Downing LLP agrees £12.4 million property development loan with new client

18 May 2022

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Downing LLP completes new property development and bridging loans totalling c.£10M

13 April 2022

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Downing completes new property development and bridging loans totalling c.£20M

07 March 2022

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Property Outlook

17 February 2022

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Downing LLP completes c£9M development deal for new family homes in Buckinghamshire

11 January 2022

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Downing LLP completes development and bridging deals totalling c£20M in November 2021

21 December 2021

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Much is being said about the demand in the UK property market, what about the supply?

09 November 2021

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Downing LLP completes property and bridging loans totalling c£18M during late summer 2021

11 October 2021

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Downing LLP and Pollen Street Capital announce Birmingham development deals totalling £20M

15 September 2021

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Downing LLP completes two property loans totalling c£8M for Oxford and Norfolk developments

25 August 2021

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Downing LLP and Pollen Street Capital announce £24m deal for student accommodation development

08 March 2021

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Downing LLP and Pollen Street Capital unveil real estate funding partnership

10 December 2020

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Downing Development Finance commits £100M funding for SME developers in under two years

30 August 2019

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Downing welcomes six senior hires

21 June 2019

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Downing appoints new Investment Director to its property finance team

18 June 2019

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What's the key to applying for construction project finance? It's all in the detail.

12 June 2019

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Downing makes two appointments to its property finance team

11 March 2019

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Downing Crowd launches property bond to help tackle lack of finance for SME developers

20 August 2018

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